Blind Butcher

4.5
12 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Nestled in the Castro District off Eighteenth and Hartford, Blind Butcher San Francisco features an urban setting that is modern and sophisticated, yet stunningly warm and inviting. The globally inspired New American menu features hand cut prime steaks, bountiful seafood and local organic produce. From small to big bites each dish highlights an inventive flair for marrying diverse flavors with natural organic ingredients into a gastronomic delight. Our wine program offers a superb variety that inspires daring pairings at prices that encourage exploration. Our professional staff is dedicated to crafting a memorable dining experience for our guests, and they share a commitment to quality and a passion to serve you.
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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally a good steak in the Castro. Had the rack of lamb and the cowboy ribeye both cooked perfectly and had great flavor and tenderness. Wine is extremely reasonable at around $40 per bottle. New neighborhood go to spot.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great ribeye!

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JJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was ok, nothing to write home about. The Branzino was nice, I think I had higher expectations. I was underwhelmed.

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FR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience at the Blind Butcher! We were disappointed when Beso closed, but so happy that an equally great restaurant took over the space.

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JK
San Francisco
140 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very impressed considering they just opened. I think they could work out a few problems such as too many small plates arriving too soon at a small 2 top; keep the cold stuff on the side until there’s room, guys! But overall, surprisingly good for a newly opened venue. Look forward to a revisit soon.

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FM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I felt like the Castro had moved UP a notch in food and service - something we've needed for a very long time.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this dinner was great. The ambience, service, and noise level were wonderful. But when it comes to restaurants what is more important than food? In this case, everything we ordered was fantastic. We had the beet and fennel salad, the short rib, the cowboy ribeye, french fries, and creamed mushrooms. We also had a flight of three small glasses of wine.. Everything from beginning to end was terrific.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Potential but right now a work in progress. I’ll wait them out.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding once again! My new fav spot in SF. Wonderful staff and food. Thank you!

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a
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Castro gem- yes, that’s right. Incredible steak and muscles and their choose your adventure wine flights from a fairly deep by the glass list is awesome. Haven’t had dessert yet but look forward to that. Have been twice now and intend on making it my regular place. Next time aim to sit at the bar. Looks so welcoming and cheery. Perfect date or neighborhood night out spot.

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BW
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

I have absolutely no argument with the food at Blind Butcher, it is classy tasty comfort food. Not anything outrageously inventive (I had short ribs, a fennel/beet salad, and carmelized brussel sprouts....all things that have been on menus for a decade. But that's fine. Also, the place has a fantastic ambiance...nice lighting and comfortable. My problem (and unfortunately it's a problem with most other SF restaurants these days) is it is just too expensive for what you get. The menu says Short Ribs, but it's actually just ONE short RIB. for 30 something bucks if I remember right. All the entrees are around 30 and for veg you need to order a side. I'm of the school that if you're paying bank for comfort food you should get plenty of it.

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o
San Francisco
172 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

After I requested a table away from a very noisy group, I was happy. I had a delicious hamburger on National Hamburger Day, May 14th. Even though I have much disposable income, I will never pay $38.00 for a steak at a San Francisco restaurant on 18th & Hartford Street.

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